Re: I've been recommending it to people for years
>is it as good as MS Office?
It depends on your metric.
I expect MS to backtrack on the price. I don't see Home users paying that. Office is not really required for the home. As almost everything is online, most people don't even use a word processor. Outside of work, email and a spreadsheet are the key applications.
Most users will probably just use google docs because it works in a browser.